Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City star wasn’t signed to score goals

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has defended Jack Grealish’s performances in-front of goal.

According to Guardiola, Grealish doesn’t need to score goals to impress him.

Grealish has scored just seven Premier League goals since arriving for £100million last summer but, despite this, Guardiola insists he’s ‘delighted’ with the winger’s performances.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Guardiola said: “Jack doesn’t need goals to change my opinion.

“Since day one, we’ve been delighted with Jack. I know the role he had at Aston Villa, it was completely different. Maybe he has to adapt to our environment, but since day one, he’s set out perfectly.

“Of course we want to score goals – he’s the first [to say that]. But he always plays to a good level. When the ball arrives to him, rarely he will lose the ball. And that’s what we want.”